posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 02:42 AM
The ultimate humility goes something like this:
If you look at your body and you see yourself wearing a plumber's uniform complete with plumber's ID badge, plumber's toolbelt and custom
plumber's cap, it behooves you to consider the possibility that in all likelihood you are, well, a plumber.
Jesus, that is to say God in the flesh, that is to say God wearing humanity's subordinate bone and sinew trappings with all of its lower level
glories, imperfections, foibles, weaknesses, mortality, and constraints of physical laws, thought that His wearing of such a human body must be for a
humanly comprehensible reason.
Therefore any further thought or conversation on the matter, either to Himself or to anyone else, must be on that humanly comprehensible level of
understanding, at least until He found himself not wearing a human body any longer.
Remember the old story of the king who would don peasants clothing and mingle with the poor just to get an idea of what their life was like? If
someone came up to him at that point and unceremoniously shoved his ass up against a stone wall, would it be wise for that king to summon his army to
throw that man into prison?
That would not only blow his cover, but negate the very reason for his being with the poor in the first place.
No, that king would show restraint and limit himself in the use of his powers because he was now dressed as and mingling with the peasants.
Now if the tax collector suddenly came up to him and said, "I am here to collect taxes for your king", and everyone else was digging into their
pockets to hand over a coin or two, the king is going to do the exactly the same even though he knows they are his taxes. He is going to reach into
his pocket and give an amount of taxes consistant with his attire and perceived level in that poorman's society.
So God found Himself in the form of a man and in the spirit of that form, He looked up to heaven as a Son would and called on God His Father.
An interesting point to consider here is that, it is not the rational thought processes that have extracted the philosophical or doctrinal viewpoint
that God is a Trinity, but rather it is the grammar (and the rules of grammar) used in biblical text that leads to an inescapable (that means none
other is available) conclusion that God is appearing to man in more than two forms yet less than four forms. Man invented the term 'Trinity'. The
grammar used in the bible in reference to God fits inside the notions engendered by that term, but I point out that God is neither the term nor is
constrained by it.
Furthermore, the concepts of family, husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, baby, child, infant, brother, sister, did not exist before Adam and
Eve. Those ideas and concepts were strictly revealed to man by God after man was created, as a natural part of his inbuilt understanding and
vocabularly. Therefore, to try to reason about the nature of God by working backwards from the human worldwiew using those humanized terms is, to my
way of thinking, a dead end.
I hope this helps clarify things for you.
[edit on 9-8-2007 by thisnamenotinuse]